Manifestation of Pessimism in Toni Morrison’s Select Works: Beloved, The Bluest Eye and Jazz

Authors

  • Sajal Thakur
  • Dr. Ranjana Das Sarkhel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v10i5.11306

Keywords:

Afro-American, Pessimism, Slavery, Traumatic Past, Race, Gender, Identity

Abstract

Toni Morrison’s works are elevated voice of Afro-American culture. As Afro-American has been bearing the burden of past history, slavery, race, gender and identity crisis issues in society, Toni Morrison herself forced to speak about them in their works. She herself is the part of historic past events like racism and identity crisis issues and that’s why her mind is more into the pain which they suffered. Toni Morrison is more focused on pessimism to show the reality and harsh truth of society, which reflected through her characters.  No doubt Toni Morrison was loud to raise the problematic issues strongly but her appeal to wove her characters is tend to their circumstances, how they tortured and suffered through their whole life and it continues generation to generation. The clear aim of Morrison is to make aware today’s generation about Afro-American society its history about the injustice. So that they can be aware of their rights and able to fight for own.

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Author Biographies

Sajal Thakur

Research Scholar

MATS University Raipur

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Dr. Ranjana Das Sarkhel

Professor

MATS University Raipur

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

References

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. Holt, Rinhart and Winson, p.35, 1970, Newyork.

Morrison, Toni. Beloved. 1987, Newyork.

Morrison ,Toni. Jazz.,,1992, Newyork.

S, Russel, “ It is ok to say Ok”, An Interview essay : Critical Essays on Toni Morrison, Ed Nelliey, 1988, 36 Boston: Y. Mcka.

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Published

30-05-2022

How to Cite

Thakur, S. ., & Sarkhel, D. R. D. . (2022). Manifestation of Pessimism in Toni Morrison’s Select Works: Beloved, The Bluest Eye and Jazz. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 10(5), 10–16. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v10i5.11306

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